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Sponge bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Sponge bay Surf Photo: 'Empty Sponge Bay' by Rob Davies

3 hours
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Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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1.2
SE
5
NW
NW

1.1
SE
0.4
ENE
9 s glass 9 s 10 s

Open ocean wave model on 9 February at 9 am

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Sponge bay around the time the photo was taken

Empty Sponge Bay
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 10:23 am 9 Feb 2013

Empty Sponge Bay

New Zealand | Sponge bay

Average rating: 3.0
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Small swell. The usual break is a short right reef. Waist-high sets today. The Island, much more exposed to the swell, is about head-high with a few on the right. Wainui and Makorori were well overhead at the time of this image.